I am a stealth geek

Jenn Steele: Stealth GeekIt’s been a while since I posted, so I figured I’d introduce myself:

Hi. I’m Jenn, and I am a stealth geek.

I would think that, by now, I would be accustomed to the surprised looks I get when I join in a conversation about Star Trek captains (Picard was the best. Stop arguing.) or Wheel of Time characters, but I still occasionally get puzzled by the surprise.  I think it’s because I truly believe that I’m a total geek.  (Well, okay. The nerd/geek/dork test says I’m pure nerd, but I’m going to own geek culture anyhow.)

Here’s why I believe in my heart of hearts that I’m a geek:

  • I LOVE reading epic fantasy (my username at MIT was arwen. Do I really need to say more?).
  • I hate not having admin rights on a computer.
  • I have a slashdot login.
  • I lived on the “geeky” side of campus when I went to MIT.
  • Speaking of which, I did go to one of the geekiest schools in the country.
  • When I was in IT, when a new server came I would immediately want to open it up to see the components.
  • My favorite TV shows and movies usually have to do with magic, dragons, superheroes, sci fi, aliens, or whatnot.  I am a HUGE Joss Whedon fan.
  • I play video games for fun.
  • I deeply love intellectual debates.
  • I WILL correct you if you’re wrong.

Despite being a bit geeky deep down (a bit – who am I kidding?), I don’t necessarily come across as one.  I have some theories as to this as well:

  • I am an extrovert. Quite massively so.
  • I love talking to people.
  • I currently work in marketing.
  • I wear make-up.
  • I smell kinda good. (I wear perfume.  “Good” is subjective.)
  • I don’t wear glasses (during the day).
  • I dress somewhat stylishly (yay Nordstrom stylists).
  • I have a Nordstrom stylist.
  • I’m really into exercise and physical fitness.
  • I once played a ditz in drama club and high school and I have NEVER gotten rid of some of those mannerisms.  Sigh.

All that said, I could be completely wrong.  What do you guys think?  (I will return to less narcissistic posts in the future, I swear.)

5 thoughts on “I am a stealth geek

  1. Ahhh you are a geek in wolves clothing 🙂 Nothing wrong with that at all. I on the other hand take my moments – sometimes you would never know – unless that day I am wearing one of my many”geek chic” T-shirts. Eventually people figure it out though – I can only go so long before something geek slips out …. oh well 🙂

  2. all your theories boil down to this: you are a stealth geek because you’re hot
    nuff said 🙂

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